Machado Suffers No ACL or MCL Damage 9/25/13
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles say third baseman Manny Machado could be running again in six to eight weeks after tearing a left knee ligament in yesterday's 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay.
The Orioles initially feared Machado had torn his ACL, which would have caused him to miss the start of next season. But an MRI showed his ACL and MCL are fine.
The 21-year-old Machado had played in every game this season and was an integral part of team's success. He ends his season with a .283 average, 14 homers, 71 RBIs and 51 doubles.